Master of Science in Translational Research (MSTR) Tuition

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Tuition rates and fees are listed on the Master's Program Costs website. Tuition is listed per course unit and students are required to take 2 course units per term. View the MSTR program tuition costs by visiting the Master's Program Costs website and scroll to the Master of Science in Translational Science section, click on the title to expand and view the tuition and fees.

The MSTR degree has a total of 12 course units. Tuition and fees for elective course units taken in the summer will be determined by the home school that offers that course.

Penn employees have access to tuition benefits, learn more about the Graduation Tuition Benefits and Tax

Predoctoral Financial Information

Billing for MD Students

Please refer to the Combined Degree website for more information.

Billing for Dental and Nursing Students

Predoctoral students enrolled in DMD or MSN/PhD programs should contact their financial aid office to discuss the financial implications of enrolling in the MSTR degree program.

Grant Funding

A potential partial funding mechanism for predoctoral students in the MSTR program is the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) training grant. Selected students will be appointed to the grant for 12 months with a TL1 award. Learn more about the CTSA TL1.


Please note that policies concerning admissions, curriculum, funding and financial aid are subject to change. Additionally, though variations in the curriculum may be possible, any changes will need prior approval and may have financial implications. This website is meant to provide preliminary general overview information only. Students interested in or enrolled in the program should seek personal advising from relevant faculty and staff.